Sunday, August 9, 2015

What's in my bag?

Hello beauties!

“What’s in my makeup bag” posts are trending all over the beauty blogs world these days so I thought why not I follow this trend and do I quick post myself.
I have seen like a zillion “what’s in my bag” posts by now and every time I see any such post I wonder how these people carry all that gorgeous stuff in their perfect bags all the time without creating a mess and without losing their mind. I mean seriously I carry only few essentials in my bag but every time I need to find a thing it’s an struggle for me, I think I lack skills to organize my bag  (can any of you please do a post on your blog about how to organize stuff in my bag? This would be really helpful for me )
I don’t have anything fancy in my bag just a few must have items.

Starting with the beauty products (because I love them):

1-      A hand and body lotion- My hands and feet tend to get very dry when I spend long time in air conditioner so I need to moisturizer them a few times a day.
2-      Sun block:  You all know that we need to apply sun blocks before going outdoors and we also should reapply it during the day even when we are indoors as we cannot escape sun rays even in our home or office. So I always keep the sunblock in my bag but I rarely reapply it during the day… lazy me!  
3-      BB cream: I am not someone who’d reapply my makeup in office many times a day so for me a compact powder and lipstick is enough for touch ups but still I keep some makeup with me in case I need it.
4-      Compact powder to touch up my makeup especially in summer.
5-      Lipstick and gloss: Usually a transparent lip gloss and any lipstick that I am wearing that day.
6-      Cream blush: My holy grail is Maybelline’s DreamBouncy Blush in Pink Frosting.
7-      Mascara: Maybelline’s Volume express mascara is my all-time favorite.
8-      Deodorant

Besides beauty products I keep all these things as well in bag:
9-      My contact lenses kit
10-   My specs with the case: Most of the time I wear contacts but I always keep my glasses with me for any kinda emergency.
11-   I keep lots of tissue papers with me
12-   Then I keep this USB data cable with me so that I can recharge my cell phone’s battery which is always about to die.
13-   My wallet which has some cash and cards.
14-   My water bottle- Usually I run out of space in my bag so I have to carry it in my other hand most of the time
15-   Pen: I never keep any notebook because I never have enough space in my bag. Every time I need to write anything I search my wallet for some old slips to write on and then realize it’s a bad decision not to keep some papers.
16-   Cell phone
17-   Hair brush
18-   Candies/ Gums etc
19-   Safety pins, bobby pins and scotch tape
20-   Hand sanitizer.

OMG that’s too many things and there are lots of things which I want to take everywhere with me but due to space constraints I can’t.

Please share what are the things you always carry in your bag?

 That’s it for now. I’ll be back soon

Take care bubye.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Freeman's Chocolate and Strawberry Clay Mask Review

Hello beauties!
How are you doing?

Today I am going to post a review about Freeman’s Strawberry and Chocolate Clay Mask. Freeman is that one brand that we all have been seeing since forever. I have used some other masks from Freeman earlier but this is the first time I have used this clay mask and since this brand has never disappointed me I had the similar expectations from this mask as well.
To know if this mask fulfill my expectations or not read on my review:

Starting with product’s claims:
This indulgent mask does more than tantalize your taste buds! Tone skin and diminish the appearance of large pores with oil-absorbing clays. Delight in delectable Chocolate and Strawberry while Shea and Cocoa Butter moisturize for smoother, softer skin. Perfect for normal to dry skin.
It comes in a 150 ml red regular plastic tube like most masks.

My Thoughts:
First thing first the mask smells like chocolate milk shake (no smell of strawberries) the fragrance is really overpowering and tempting. The moment I opened it I got this really strong craving for chocolate shake and ice cream.
The texture of the mask is neither thick nor very thin and it feels very light on skin. It dries out fast i.e. it takes less than 10 minutes to dry out completely.
When we apply any clay masks we feel our skin stretching under the mask but I did not feel this painful stretching with this mask which I loved about it.
Generally clay masks are not considered suitable for dry skin but I think this mask is good for dry skin as well. I have normal/combination skin but occasionally I get some dry patches on my skin. I started using this mask in last month when my face was at its worst I had several dry patches and uneven skin tone due to daily sun exposure in extreme heat and it actually did wonders for my skin. After using this mask for the first time my skin felt moisturized and most of the dry patches were gone and it also helped in evening out my skin tone.
 Lately I have noticed that the pores around my nose are getting larger and visible (this really makes me worried) this mask claims to diminish the appearance of large pores but I did not feel any difference in the appearance of my pores. However the other claims of the mask to make the skin smoother and softer are very accurate.
After using this mask for about 3 weeks my skin has become softer. The shea and cocoa butter make this mask really moisturizing and I do not need to apply any other moisturizer after washing off this mask, this can be an issue for people with very oily skin.
As per the directions it should be used two times a week or as often as needed, when I first started using this mask I used it on alternate days but now as my skin is getting better I use it only twice a week.
Price and availability:
It is easily available on all supermarkets and pharmacies and online. I got mine from Bin Hashim Pharmacy and Supermarket for Rs.340/-

In the end I would recommend this mask to anyone who is looking for budget friendly face mask for even toned and moisturized skin.

That’s it for today I’ll be back soon till then take care..
P.S Have you used this face mask? I’d love to hear what do you think about it..